This is the highest-level body of the Andean Integration System (SAI). It is responsible for issuing Guidelines about different spheres of Andean subregional integration, which are then implemented by the bodies and institutions of the System in accordance with the spheres of responsability and mechanisms established in their respective Treaties and Instruments.

The Council is comprised by the Presidents of the Member Countries. It has a Chairman who represents the Andean Community at the highest political level and holds that position for a period of one calendar year, after which it is rotated successively. The body meets regularly once a year and may meet in special session any time it deems it advisable.

The Council defines subregional integration policy; orient and promote actions on matters of interest to the subregion; evaluates the course and results of the integration process; examines all issues and matters connected with the progress of integration and its relations with the world; and considers and hands down pronouncements about the reports and recommendations put forward by the organs and institutions of the SAI.

Members of the Andean Presidential Council
President of Bolivia, Juan Evo Morales Ayma
President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa Delgado
President of Peru, Ollanta Humala Tasso
Complementary text
Declaration of Tarija 
Seventeenth Regular Meeting of the Andean Council of Presidents
Tarija, Bolivia, 12 to 14 June 2007

Quito Declaration
Special Meeting of the Andean Council of Presidents

Quito, June 13, 2006

Minutes of the Lima Presidential Meeting Democracy, Development and Social Cohesion
Sixteenth Andean Council of Presidents
Lima, July 18, 2005

Minutes of the Lima Presidential Meeting DIRECTIVES
Lima, July 18, 2005

The San Francisco de Quito Agreement
XV Andean Presidential Council
Quito, July 12, 2004

Quirama Declaration
Fourteenth Andean Presidential Council
Quirama, Colombia, June 28, 2003

Declaration of Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Special Meeting of the Andean Presidential Council
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, January 30, 2002

Thirteenth Andean Presidential Council
Act of Carabobo

Valencia, June 24, 2001

Twelfth Andean Presidential Council
Act of Lima

Lima, June 10, 2000